Carl's Fallout 4 Guide
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Fallout 4 Far Harbor: Tell Commonwealth Factions

Informing the Brotherhood, Institute, and Railroad

Upon learning of a Synth Refuge (Acadia), your character gets the option to inform either the Institute, Brotherhood, or Railroad. Given the importance of the leader of Acadia to the storyline, this will undoubtely change things and is likely something you'd rather do later into the DLC or during a second playthrough. But if you're roleplaying a true Brotherhood Paladin, then perhaps you'd like to make sure those abomination Synths do not get to thrive in a human world.

When Will they Arrive
None of these options has any bearing until you complete enough of the main quest. No matter how long you wait the Institute or Brotherhood will not show up and attack Acadia until you've made it far enough in the Far Harbor story. If you do this, you'll lock in that choice, and that faction will then have a presence on the island.

They trigger as the fifth quest, after securing DiMA's memories and finding his secrets, and confronting whomever (it's seemingly after The Way Life Should Be) so they will not block you from investigating and you may indeed override them by making certain choices. By doing this you are choosing to not solve the Island's problems yourself, at least in regards to Acadia. Though the game may let you, I should warn you that if you take the option to tell them AFTER you've dealt with the Island's problems, the Institute or Brotherhood may show up but NPCs may be made essential to the point you cannot complete the quest.

Inform the Railroad

Who to Tell: Boxer

Of the three options, informing the Railroad seems most tame, and if you inform the Railroad you can still inform one other faction. Because of these things, I'm mentioning this first. You do NOT get a quest from informing the Railroad about the Synth Refuge. Boxer says she'll go there as soon as she has time, so it's a stall for when you get to the proper point in the main quest.

I don't yet know what happens with this one, but will write more when I do. Would appreciate anyone who has done it sharing the info on the comments at the bottom of the page.

Inform the Brotherhood: Search and Detroy Quest

Who to Tell: Lancer Captain Kells

At the point it occurs, the Brotherhood will do what the Brotherhood do - your quest will be Search and Destroy, and you'll work with the Brotherhood to remove the Synth outpost of Acadia. This prevents you working with or against DiMA to change the fate of the Island and may keep it in a state of war between CoA and Far Harbor, at least to my current knowledge.

Inform the Institute: Forbidden Knowledge Quest

Who to Tell: William Mosley in Advanced Systems

You will get the quest Forbidden Knowledge to subdue the Synths of Acadia and return them to the Institute. This is less aggressive than the brotherhood option, but has the same outcome in terms of dealing with the Island's problems.

Someone on steam forums reported that if you are stuck in the Forbidden Knowledge quest you can try killing the Synth with the quest marker last and that the quest may complete properly.

Informing is an Alternate Ending

So, informing the two aggressive factions (institute/brotherhood) is an alternate ending for the DLC. It allows you to show your loyalty to the faction you're working for, basically for roleplaying purposes. These factions would not have a role in the DLC without these options, so it's cool that Bethesda threw them in. I recommend against the last two, but again don't know what Railroad does for Acadia. Overall by doing this you may be missing out on some decent rewards. Definitely consider finding all of DiMA's secrets before you complete the Best Left Forgotten Quest so that you can at least get those rewards.

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You'll find that Boxer made the trip to Acadia, she'll be found on the basement level above Kasumi's. She just says one line, something along the lines of 'Wow, they really did it'.
5th June 2016 2:24pm
Boxer is just chilling in Acadia.she says,
"They really did it." "this is the sort of place a lot of synths dream of.
3rd July 2016 2:43am
You can wait to inform any main quest line faction until after completing all far harbor main story quests. By doing this you can save Kasumi if you plan on informing institute or BoS. Really worked in my favor, BoS for lyfe yo
9th July 2016 11:36pm
Loren Randall
The Insitute can give you a better life.
30th May 2017 8:09pm
I wasn't gonna tell the BoS about it but in order to destroy the Institute, I had to talk to the Captain, and it went to informing him about Acadia!
14th July 2016 10:07pm
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Far Harbor DLC Guides

See my Far Harbor Guide for new features in the DLC. There, you can also watch the trailer and view new weapons that can be found. The area is massive, so we can expect plenty of quests and exploration in a foggy, rugged area with new and challenging creatures to battle.

Pleae note there are different endings for this DLC, something we all wanted! It's like the actual end-game of FO4 in that you can choose the outcome.

Islander's Almanac Magazine Locations
Far From Home: Quest 1
Walk in the Park: Quest 2
Where you Belong: Quest 3
Best Left Forgotten: Quest 4
Ware's Brew Quest New
The Striker New

Automatron Guides & Walkthrough

The final quest Restoring Order (Mechanist Fight/Options) is now available. I've also released a page that describes Getting Started in Automatron to accompany the main page about the DLC. This covers how to make the Robot Workbench to begin making your own Automatrons, and walks you through the first two quests while providing some tips for fighting the Mechanist's creations. Quest 3 Walkthrough: Headhunting is also live on the site.

Robots in Automatron New
Mechanist's Lair, Eyebots, and Rogue Robots covers what happens after the Mechanist story is complete.

Perks & Bobbleheads

Now that I've written about all Perks in Fallout 4, I've put them all in a list, with how they work, what you can expect, and my own opinions on them. Hope this is handy! I've also compiled map shots of all Bobblehead Locations in the game. You can choose to explore the locations on your own or read descriptions for those I've taken notes about.

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